Go Tell It on the Mountain - Part 1: The Seventh Day Summary & Analysis

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Part 1: The Seventh Day Summary

James Baldwin's Go Tell It on The Mountain is the story of a young man coming of age under very difficult circumstances and little guidance. Through the course of the story, he will go from a boy hobbled by the destructive behavior of a dysfunctional family to one that has begun to break free and make meaningful emotional ties outside the constraints of his family. Part I is told from the point of view of the main character John, a boy whose 14th birthday marks a turning point in his life.

The setting for the story is the borough of Harlem in New York City during the mid-1930s. The boy, John, has had an upbringing of the strictest sort focused mainly on the church and religious life. In contrast, the backdrop for his family's small zealous church and derelict apartment...

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